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Elliott was definitely one of the highlights of the film.
They should have centered the entire movie around Sam Elliott. 🙂
Regardless of anything else about the film, you have to admit there are some fabulous monologues.
I really like this movie. I can’t believe the same guy who directed it also did Gods and Generals.
Maxwell released an extended “director’s cut” of G&G in 2011, that is supposed to more accurately reflect his own, original vision for the film. The new version is apparently less focused on Jackson, more on Chamberlain, and includes a new subplot about John Wilkes Booth that portrays the actor in a negative light. This provoked some rather angry reactions from the usual crowd so you might want to check it out.
Looks like Ron Maxwell isn’t happy with the “mainstream media’s” response to Copperhead. http://mhconstitution.com/2013/06/30/ron-maxwell-on-mainstream-media-disconnect-with-copperhead/
Ah, yes, via Clint Lacy, the guy who thinks non-white people are ruining NASCAR.
I haven’t seen “Copperhead,” but the “Parade” magazine insert in today’s Washington “Post,” under “Parade Picks,” features three summer movies (“indie gems”), one of which is “Copperhead”: “a powerful, intimate drama about the war’s impact in upstate New York, far from the battlefieds.” Sounds pretty mainstream and positive to me, and at odds with the “culture war” narrative. The film was apparently based on the novel “The Copperhead” (1893) by the well-regarded Utica, New York-born Harold Frederic (1856-1898).
Didn’t Ted Turner fund two of his movies? 🙂 Ron Maxwell has nothing to complain about.
Yes, the longer version is superior to the theatrical version.
http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=401805 breaks down the differences between the versions.
Elliott would be an excellent choice to play WT Sherman – if there was to be a movie made about the Atlanta Campaign/March to the Sea, etc.
Yeah, WT Sherman meets Roadhouse. Perfect. 🙂
That’s hilarious. If we’re going with the Roadhouse theme, then the setting will have to change to Vicksburg so US Grant can be hanging out in the bar — scurrying through the back exit when Rawlins comes looking for him.
It’s really something that so many actors are memorable in ‘Gettysburg’ and really did some of their best work: Lang was inspired as Pickett, Jordan excellent as Armistead, Daniels just perfect as Chamberlain, and Berenger (beard and all) moving as Longstreet.
Really? Some of their best work? 🙂
I’m biased because I like the film quite a bit despite everything but yes I think some of the actors were really good in there roles and embodied the characters quite a bit. I know Sheen is always singled out but I even like him in it.
But honestly it is a film I grew up with so I can’t totally be objective about it.
To each his own. I certainly understand where you are coming from.
Sam should be the pitchman for all products marketed globally. In all media. And he should thump his chest whilst doing so.
Keep a clear eye, Stowe.
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